Metals and mining mega-trends to 2050

MINEX Forum | April 11, 2018
img0 BMI Research considers mega-trends that will shape the mining industry over the next thirty years from a supply side and demand side perspective. On the supply side, technological innovation and tightening environmental standards will modernise operations and push exploration to increasingly far-flung locales, while consumption growth patterns will reflect the shift to a low-carbon economy. ...

Copper supply crunch earlier than predicted — experts

MINEX Forum | April 11, 2018
img0 Copper demand will surpass supply earlier than expected, with the first clear signs coming as early as next year, experts attending the 17th World’s Copper Conference being held this week in Santiago, Chile, said. According to Arnaud Soirat, chef executive for copper and diamonds at Rio Tinto, increased consumption from new technologies, including electric vehicles, will drive ...